The Literature of the South

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T.Y. Crowell, 1910 - American literature - 511 pages
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Page 10 - The sentiments of our people of fortune and fashion on this subject are vastly different from what you have been used to. That liberal, Catholic, and equitable way of thinking, as to the rights of conscience, which is one of the characteristics of a free people, and so strongly marks the people of your province, is but little known among the zealous adherents to our hierarchy.
Page 402 - The world which was ere I was born, The world which lasts when I am dead; Which never was the friend of one, Nor promised love it could not give, But lit for all its generous sun, And lived itself, and made us live.
Page 214 - In one way or another we are more or less subservient to the North every day of our lives. In infancy we are swaddled in Northern muslin ; in childhood we are humored with Northern gewgaws; in youth we are instructed out of Northern books; at the age of maturity we sow our 'wild oats...
Page 195 - We will walk on our own feet ; we will work with our own hands ; we will speak our own minds.
Page 24 - Newes from Virginia. The lost flock triumphant, with the happy arrival of that famous and worthy knight, SR THOMAS GATES, and the well reputed and valiant Captaine Mr. Christopher Newporte, and others, into England.
Page 215 - Commerce has long ago spread her sails, and sailed away from you. You have not, as yet, dug more than coal enough to warm yourselves at your own hearths ; you have set no tilthammer of Vulcan to strike blows worthy of gods in your own iron-foundries ; you have not yet spun more than coarse cotton enough, in the way of manufacture, to clothe your own slaves.
Page 26 - Crown of Deares haire colloured red, in fashion of a Rose fastened about his knot of haire, and a great Plate of Copper on the other side of his head, with two long Feathers in fashion of a paire of Homes placed in the midst of his Crowne.
Page 47 - The Sot-weed Factor: Or, a Voyage to Maryland. A Satyr. In which is describ'd, The Laws, Government, Courts and Constitutions of the Country; and also the Buildings, Feasts, Frolicks, Entertainments and Drunken Humours of the Inhabitants of that Part of America.
Page 139 - Harvard will still prime it over us with her twenty professors. How many of our youths she now has, learning the lessons of anti-Missourianism, I know not; but a gentleman lately from Princeton, told me he saw there the list of the students at that place, and that more than half were Virginians.
Page 457 - A foreigner studying our current literature, without knowledge of our history and judging our civilization by our fiction, would undoubtedly conclude that the South was the seat of intellectual empire in America, and the African the chief romantic element of our population.

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